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Pets as Sentinels, Forecasters and Promoters of Human Health

Editors: Pastorinho, M. Ramiro, Sousa, Ana Catarina A. (Eds.)

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  •  A uniquely comprehensive collection of the latest research in the study of pets and their effects on human health
  • No other recent book on the linkage between the health in humans and their pets 
  • Includes state-of-the-art research from leading scientists in the fields of medicine, environment, analytical chemistry, sociology and behavioral science
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This book provides an up-to-date overview of the current knowledge and research concerning domestic pets as sentinels, forecasters and promoters of human health. Written by leading specialists in the fields of medicine, veterinary, environment, analytical chemistry, sociology and behavioral science, this volume provides a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities of pets in what regards to human health. The first seven chapters are devoted to the use of pets as sentinels for their human companions, in terms of exposure to different classes of environmental chemicals. The following five chapters address the use of pets as models for human diseases and promoters of human health. The final two chapters highlight the psycho-social and psychophysiological aspects of human-animal interactions.

The book offers an integrated approach to the One Health concept, providing, in a truly holistic manner, tools to assess the equilibrium between   the environment, men and animals. This exercise will highlight and reshape our position towards the planet that despite being “a microscopic dot   on a microscopic dot lost in the unimaginable infinity of the Universe” is still our own. At the end of the day, pets will always be there to help us.

About the authors

Dr. M. Ramiro Pastorinho was born in Braga, northern Portugal, in 1970. He graduated in Biology from Coimbra University, Portugal in 1997. After several years teaching at high school, he started research conducive to his Doctorate thesis on the latitudinal calibration of standardized marine bioassays, which created the opportunity of working, besides Aveiro University, at the University of Iceland and the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, UK. His passion for bioassays granted him a post-Doctoral fellowship which took him to the radically different setting of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, USA and the Colorado School of Mines where he became a Research Scholar, with periods spent at Ehime University, Japan as an International Invited Researcher. Working in a mining-focused setting steered him towards human health and an invitation to become an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Portugal. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Évora, in the (sunny) South of Portugal.

 Dr. Ana Catarina Sousa was born in Covilhã, Central Portugal, in 1976. She obtained her PhD in Biology in September 2009 from the University of Aveiro in collaboration with Ehime University in Japan. Upon finishing her PhD, she moved to the USA to work as Research Assistant in the Colorado School of Mines, moving back to Portugal in 2010 to start her first postdoc on Human Exposure Pathways to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals. Her second postdoc was developed at CICECO, University of Aveiro and focused on the use of ionic liquids in the context of environmental health. Between 2017 and 2018 she was a researcher at Centre National de la Reserche Scientifique – CNRS, in France. Before starting her current position as researcher at CICECO, University of Aveiro she was a lecturer of Environmental Toxicology at Hokkaido University, Japan. Ana Sousa’s main research interests and experience include the evaluation of exposure levels and pathways to environmental contaminants, particularly endocrine disrupting chemicals in wildlife, domestic animals and humans.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Pets as Sentinels of Indoor Contamination

    Pages 3-20

    Poma, Giulia (et al.)

  • Sled Dogs as Sentinel Species for Monitoring Arctic Ecosystem Health

    Pages 21-45

    Sonne, Christian (et al.)

  • Pets as Sentinels of Human Exposure to Pesticides and Co-exposure Concerns with Other Contaminants/Toxicants

    Pages 47-64

    Aslan, Basak (et al.)

  • Role of Pet Dogs and Cats as Sentinels of Human Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

    Pages 65-81

    Rial-Berriel, Cristian (et al.)

  • Pets as Sentinels of Human Exposure to Neurotoxic Metals

    Pages 83-106

    Pastorinho, M. Ramiro (et al.)

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eBook 99,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-30734-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-30733-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pets as Sentinels, Forecasters and Promoters of Human Health
Editors
  • M. Ramiro Pastorinho
  • Ana Catarina A. Sousa
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30734-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30734-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-30733-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 375
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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